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Subject: [Leica] Im slow - Canon digi + Leica
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Wed Feb 9 20:50:19 2005
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I would hold off getting another 20D. At least until after PMA, as 
we've yet to find what will fall out of Canon's tree.
S. Dimitrov

On Feb 9, 2005, at 6:05 PM, Ted Grant wrote:

> David Mason asked:
> Subject: [Leica] Im slow - Canon digi + Leica
>> I don't mean to sound stupid, well, no more stupid than usual, but I'd
>> like to know from those of you with Canon digis with Leica adaptors -
>> what are the drawbacks? Can one use aperature priority or does the
>> lack of canon ROM kill that? Are people using the adaptor from Stephen
>> Gandy or some other one?
>> I really love some of the shots I have seen by those of you with the
>> 20D - that with a juicy Leica R lens would make me melt.
> David my man, begin to melt! ;-) Go for it! ;-)
> If one wants a draw back? There aren't any unless you become hooked on 
> Canon lenses and auto-focus! Then you might find going back to ... 
> "Leica manual focus." maybe a draw back. ;-)  However, after all these 
> years of Leica manual focus it really isn't a draw back 99% of the 
> time.
> The Leica lenses are great and the Canon aperture priority works 
> peachy keen perfect! :-)
> I shot a bunch of stuff yesterday with the R100 2.8 Apo macro and they 
> are great. Just set aperture, focus with camera set to Av and camera 
> does the rest.. Of course other than focus, but exposures are bang on.
> I use 3 Stephen Gandy adapters because I hate changing things,  so I 
> can work quickly without screwing around changing adapters. However, 
> it means I still have to change lenses so I will be looking at another 
> 20D or the version with full 35mm size sensor.  Maybe! ;-)
> But I have no complaints with this combination as I know many others 
> are shooting in same fashion and quite happy with their results.
> ted
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